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Class 3JW


Joe Wood

Year 3 Lead

and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hello, my name is Joe and this is my fifth year teaching at The Vaynor First School.  I graduated from Worcester University after successfully completing my PGCE in which I specialised in Science. I have lived in Wales for the majority of my life but I was born in Ronkswood, Worcester.

My number of passions include football where I am a follower of Liverpool football club and I currently participate in the district leagues of Worcester.


The upcoming year fills me with great excitement and I am anticipating a year full of imaginative learning with my Year 3 class.

Class 3WR


Wendie Rhodes

Hi, I am Wendie and I have been teaching for over 27 years across the primary phase and adults too. In January 2020, I joined year 3 at The Vaynor and thoroughly enjoy being part of such a dynamic and inspiring team.


In my spare time I love being creative, attending concerts, travelling and going to the theatre. I adore sharing my passion for the arts in school developing attractive learning environments and visual literacy across the curriculum.


Class 3KD


Christina Collett

Hello, I'm Christina Collett and I joined The Vaynor in September 2015. I am excited to be teaching in Year Three this year. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and going on holidays with my family. 

Claire Turton

Hello, I am Claire and I have been teaching at The Vaynor First School since September 2015. I am now in my 9th year of teaching and have previously worked in schools in Kidderminster and Worcester.


In February 2020, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Evelyn and I have thoroughly enjoyed 10 months of maternity leave with her. My husband and I have even been lucky enough to take her and our cocker spaniel, Alfie on holidays to Devon this year inbetween the lock downs. However, I’m now looking forward to being back at school and a part of The Vaynor family again.